Drain Ground Beef to Save Money

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How can I reduce the fat content in my ground meat?

Drain Ground Beef to Save Money

Do you want to save some money when buying ground beef?

Sometimes the price difference between regular ground beef and lean ground round can be rather substantial, yet the difference in the fat percentage may not warrant the extra money spent. What can you do?

Drain it. Brown the meat almost all the way, then put in a colander and run hot water over it for 5 minutes. This should drain out most of the fat. Then return the meat to the skillet and finish browning. Low fat meat at a lesser cost.



1/1/2009 7:56:50 AM
Danielle Miller said:

However,the fat is making up part of the original weight. Be sure to check that the price difference is enough to be worth it. If you're throwing out a portion of the weight just in grease, then the price is based on that part too.


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